Give your Yard a Makeover ~ Hardscaping Tips from the Pros


Elements HS 1The hardscaping experts at Elements Design/Build LLC say there are no hard and fast rules for good design. Rather, the hardscape of your property should reflect your personal style and needs.

They offer these tips and suggestions based on over 20 years of experience.  Elements Design/ Build can work these different options into any design scheme and customized to suit your needs:


Walkways and Paths welcome your visitors, leading them from the curb or driveway to the front door. You can also create an inviting pathway that wanders along the side of your home and welcome party guests into your back yard. Adding outdoor lighting can create elegance and safety along the path.

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Landscaping Rocks such as boulders are a great addition to the design of your property as well as the appeal of the lawn. They also decrease the area that has to be maintained. A big plus for these stones or rocks are that there is no need for any kind of treatment or upkeep.

Patios can be a perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day and are perfect for entertaining. As an added benefit, patio additions help to improve your home’s value. When it comes to the ideas for your patio, you have countless options including pavers, stone, stamped concrete or brick. Make sure you have plenty of seating for guests as well as areas for lounging in the summer sun.

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Firepits are a quintessential aspect of outdoor entertaining. Adding a fireplace or fire pit makes your outdoor seating area a fun gathering space year-round. It’s a great place to sit around a roaring fire telling stories, roasting marshmallows, and visiting with friends and family.

Outdoor Kitchens are becoming one of the most sought after outdoor amenities and a brick grill and food prep area is the way to go. Think of the brick as outdoor cabinet bases that hold the grill, sink, refrigerator, counter tops and storage areas. Brick can take the weather unlike any other material. Consider having a natural gas line installed by a professional plumber. This line can supply an endless amount of cooking and heating fuel for grills, fire pits and fireplaces common to outdoor kitchen and dining areas.

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Water Features can range from a single fountain in a corner of your yard to a gentle waterfall that starts on a hill and ends in a reflecting pool. The look and sound of flowing water sets the undertone for a relaxing outdoor ambiance. Add benches and greenery to complete the picture.

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If you’re ready to add some new hardscaping elements to your yard this summer, contact Mike Morgen at Elements Design/Build for an evaluation and design consultation.

Call (856) 375-1340 or email at be sure to tell him Mullica Hill Mom sent you!

Elements Design/Build LLC ~ 926 Haddonfield Road, Suite E #314, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002